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Egan’s Team Follows Saints
on Tribe’s Card at Wash
ington Park.
Jack Egan's Brewers will make their
first 1920 appearance at Washington park
. tomorrow afternoon In a double engage
ment Vitb the Indians and. due to the
fact that Hap Huhn, local product, and,
a}few other starlights are with the Mil-
outfit this season, the usual big
Htajhfey crowd is expected to turn out.
■ The coming of the Brewers also will
■give the Tribesmen a better chance to
*lut over a victory or two, because Egan's
•Effregation i* not as high-powered as the
Saintless Saints, who have been staging
a winning spree at Washington park the
last few days.
The Brewers will be here for two
games tomorrow, one Tuesday and one
Wednesday. Monday will be given over
to the players on both teams to recover
from the Sunday twin bill.
■ The final game of the St. Paul series
was on this afternoon and the Tribesmen
were set to try another comeback.
Jess Petty was slated for mound duty
and promised to check the Kelleyites if
his mates gave him a few runs.
The contest Friday went to the Saints.
6 to 0, the Indians getting only five
scattered hits off Charlie Hall, who gets
better as he grows older.
Paul Jones started on the mound for
the Hoosiers, but was yanked alter three
| Friday’s Chapter
Indians. AB. R H. O. A. E.
Beillev. If 4 0 13 0 0
Smith, 2b 4 0 116 0
Covington, lb 3 O 1 9 2 0
Rebg. 3b 4 0 0 3 1 0
Swilling, cf 3 0 0 1 1 0
Behreiber, ss 3 0 1 3 5 1
Snssell, rs 3 O 0 2 1 0
Gossett, c 3 0 1 5 3 0
Jones, p............ 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bogge, p...... 2 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 30 0 5 27 20 0
Saints. AB R. II O. A. E
Dressen, lb 3 2 3 8 1 0
Duncan. If 3 0 2 1 0 0
Haas, rs 4 0.1 0 0 0
Miller, cf 4 1 1 2 0 0
Hargrave, 3 0 1 5 I 0
Berghamer. 2b 3 1 0 5 5 0
Boone, ss 3 1 O 33 O
Bapp, 3b 4 0 2 2 1 0
Hall, p 4 J 1 J 1 _0
Totals 31 6 U 27 12 0
Indians 00000000 o—o
Saints 0120 0 001 2—6
Sacrifice hits—Duncan. Boone Two
base hit —Covington. Three-base hit—
Haas. Double play—Gossett to Schreiber.
Left on bases—lndians. 4; Saints. 3.
First base on error—Saints. 1. Bases on
balls —Off Rogge, 3; off Hall. 1. Hits—
Off Jones. 6 and 3 runs in 3 innings; off
Bogge, 5 and 3 runs in 6 innings, struck
©ut—By Jones, 1; by Hall. 4; by
Bogge. 2. Winning pitcher—Hall. Los
ing pitcher—Jones. empires—Murray
and McGloon. Time—l:3s.
Innings, when the visitors started to
straighten out his slants to the distant
Bogge finished out the game and the
Saints found him for a trio of runs in
the late innings, making their victory
The Hoosiers got one man as far as
second base, when Covington doubled in
the opening inning, and thereafter they
didn't have much to show for their ef
Hail was effective and received sensa
tional aupport in almost every inning.
The Saints got their first marker in
the second frame, two more in the third,
their fourth in the eighth and then wound
tip the day with two runs in the ninth.
Bapp had a bright day at third for
the leaders and stabbed grounders and
liners in sensational fashion. He had
only a few chances, but on two he robbed
the Tribe of hits.
Dressen continued his sensational lead
off work by reaching first base four
times, making tea successive thues he
“got on.” In Thursday’s contest he
drew four walks v got one hit and reached
•rst on an error, and yesterday he got
three blngies and a walk.
The Saints are going big and the
Hoosier fans are glad to see them leave
these parts, especially while the Indians
are tied up in a batting slump.
Around the A. A.
-Bcbreiber continues to hold up his end
f the game both in the field and at
bat. and he is having tough luck on
many drives.
It took fast fielding and a perfect
tUrow to get Haas at the plate when
be planted his near-homer in the third.
Zwilling caught up with the ball near
the flag pole, relayed it to Sebreiber,
and Hank sent it on to Gossett a bop
ahead of the sliding Saint husky.
Gossett was thrown out In the third
ca a drive nark of second. ,Tbe ball
bit the keystone sack and took an easy
bop into Berghammer'B glove.
In the fifth Retlley put doyn a per
fect bunt, but Itapp raced In. took a
chance on a fast play and got away
with it.
Elmer Milter, femon Saint slugger, has
been checked to a certain extent by the
Tribe pitchers, but his mates have hit
for him.
Del Galnor. one of the association's
master sluggers, will be here with
the Brewers tomorrow. The first
game will start at 2 o'clock.
Lowdermilk gave up only two hits at
Toledo and the Millers scored a shutout
•ver the Hens. Wade got a circuit clout.
Senators and Blues engaged in a bat
feet and the Clymers won.
Duke Peilley has graduated into the
auto-owning class. The Duke can run
the machine !r. the garage. but has to
call on a neighbor to get it out.
Louie Wolf is wearing a hat that is
a pistol for noise. Ix>uie wishes he were
Still in Florida among the orange blos
It was a cold day in .Tune yesterday
and Paul Jones also was cold. Toe
Saints made it warm for him, however.
Jack Hendricks is still looking for
the clond with the sliver lining, lie's
almost ready to believe the silver
lining stuff occurs only in poetry.
The Batnts have gone the auto racing
cars one better. They carry a “nine
la-a-row” motor.
Clab Championship Meet
for Y. M. C. A. Swimmers
The last big water show cf the sea
son will be staged in Indianapolis Sat
urday evening. June 12. by the V. M.
C. A. team under the direction of Coach
Indiana Y. M. O. A. teams have con
ceded the state title to the local outfit
and Jordan has planned the coming meet
In order to settle the club championship
disputes and give the fans .an idea as
to the clever talent that has been de
veloped here within the last year.
Although lacking in individual stars,
the "Y" team is well-balanced and by
its many victories over college, indepen
dent and other Y. M. C- A. teams, has
proven one of the best outfits in Indi
ana. *
Jim Watts, former negro boxing cham
pion of the south, is back in the city,
after visiting Peoria, the scene of many
of his former bouts.
Jim was among the promlnents present
at a race at sport gathering In Peoria and
A* mat taa&jr friends of his boxing days.
The Chicago Cub’s pitching ace finally
was beaten yesterday when the St. Louis
Cards solved his slants, hut he wasn't
checked before he had hung up a record
of eleven straight victories and thereby
put his team in tbe National league pen
nant contending class.
Alex was defeated his first two times
out this season, but on his third trip
he won and then he continued to win
until yesterday. He's back in bis old
form an<} it looks as if the Cubs will re-
W. L. Pet.' W. L. Pet.
St. Paul.. 33 12 .733 Louisville. 19 20 .4*7
Toledo... 24 17 AsyOolumbus. 19 22 .463
Miiwa'kee 24 20 .54" Indiunpi* 13 26 .333
Minneapls 24 22 .522 Kan. City 14 31 .311
W. L. Pct.| W. 1,. Pet.
Cleveland. 27 14 .659 Washingtn 21 20 .512
New York 27 16 .626 St. Louis 15 24 .383
805t0n.... 22 17 .564 Philadel.. 15 27 .357
Chicago... 22 13 .537 Detroit.... 14 26 .350
W. L Pct.i W. L. Pet.
Rrooklyn. 24 15 .615 St. Louis.. 20 22 . 476
Cincinnati 25 16 .610 805t0n.... 18 22 .450
Chicago... 24 19 .538 New York. 18 23 .4.39
Pittsburg. 19 19 .500;Philadel... 15 27 .357
W. L. Pcf.t W. L. Pet.
Peoria.... 18 13 .581;M01ine..,. 17 17 .500
Blomngtn 19 14 .576 R. Island.. 14 17 .452
Rockford. 19 16 .543 Evansville. 13 16 .448
C. Rapids 16 16 .500 T. Haute.. 13 20 .394
St. Paul at Indianapolis.
Minneapolis at Toledo.
Kansas City at Columbus.
Milwaukee at Louisville.
Kt. Louis at Cleveland (two games).
Detroit at Chhago.
Philadelphia at New York (two games).
Boston at Washington (two games).
Chicago at St. Louis.
Cincinnati at Pittsburg (two games').
Brooklyn at Philadelphia.
New Y’ork at Boston (two games).
Motorcycle Riders
Ready for Start of
Big Endurance Ride
Indianapolis motorcycle riders regis
tered in the three-state endurance run
carded tonight and tomorrow were ready
to start today and, after having traveled
the course mapped out by the Indian
apolis Motorcycle club, many of them
are confident of turning in perfect scores.
Three riders entered by the Hendee
Manufacturing Company arrived early
this morning and immediately set to
work tuning up their mounts.
Several crack local riders will be In
the field and the Hendee entrants will
have a big job on their hands In trying
to cop the honors of the meet.
Ernest Hughes. Donald Pope, John
Merz, Don Gilchrist and Harry Fox
worthy are some of the local stars.
The’ riders will leave University park
at 10 o’clock tonight and are due back
in this city tomorrow afternoon at 4
o'clock, after covering 400 miles of In
diana. Ohio and Kentucky roads.
Twenty prizes, valued nt $450 will be
awarded* the winners. There will be
divisions, solo and side car riders.
Entries will be accepted at the post
Big League Stuff
Derrill Pratt, the Yank second base
man, hit a borne run in the first lnulng
with the bases full yesterday, putting the
game on ice. Yanks, 12; Athletics, 5.
Al Sot boron doubled in the ninth
inning and won hi* own game for
the Browns, beating the Cleveland In
dians, 7 to 6.
Hy Myers pounded the Brooklyn
Dodgers hack into first place with a
double and a triple for three runs. Brook
lyn, 5; Phils, 1.
Triples by Hornsby and Fournier
broke up Alexander’s effort for his
twelfth straight game, the Cards beat
ing the Cubs, 5 to 1.
Ray Schalk completed his I.oooth ma
jor iengn- game, in which the Tigers
beat the White Sox, 6 to 3.
Fillingim issued ten bases on balls,
which helped the Giants to beat the
Braves, 11 to 8.
Agents of the Steel league were on
hand in Pittsburg yesterday dickering
with several of the Cincinnati players.
They are making all kinds of offers to the
champions, but so far Eddie Gerner !s tho
only man to fall for the hot air handouts
by the agents of the “outlaw” league.
BOSTON, June s.—Gov, Coolldge has
signed a bill legalizing ten-round boxing
bouts In this state.
The bill specifies that decisions are to
bo given by two judges and If they are
unable to agree, by a referee.
Boxers, managers, handlers, referees.
Judges or others associated, must bo
licensed by the state
main In the running the entire season,
mainly through the effectiveness of this
soldier-twirler, and also through the
pitching of the other Cub star, Hippo
Grover has been there with his war
club. too. He has hit over .350 while
pitching winning ball und celebrated fcls
tenth straight victory by winning the
came in the tenth inning with a home
run. Grover made it easy for the Cub
batters in two of his victories by blank
ing tbe opposition.
Minneapolis.... 00004000 I—3 7 2
Toledo 00000000 o—o 4 1
Batteries—Lowdermilk and Mayer;
Stryker and Murphy.
Columbus 4 0 0 1 0 5 2 0 •—l2 14 0
Kansas City.. 10100 050 0— 710 6
Batteries-—McQuUlan, Sherman and
Hartley; Ames, Woodward and Brock.
Milwaukee at Louisville; rain.
St. Louis 00015000 I—7 12 2
Cleveland 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2—6 11 1
Pattereis Sothoron and Severeld;
Bagby, Myers, Üble and O’Neill.
New York.... 6 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 •—l2 15 1
Philadelphia.. 104000 000 - 5 8 2
Batteries Mogridge and Hannah;
Naylor, Mommeii, Keefe and Perkins,
Detroit 23000001 o—6 9 0
Chicago 0000 0 02 1 o—3 5 3
Batteries—Dauss and Alnsmith; Faber,
Kerr, Payne and Scbalk.
Boston at Washington; rain.
St Louis 1 0 1 00 2 0 1 *—s 14 1
Chicago 00 0 0 1 00 0 o—l 8 1
Batteries -Doak and Clemons; Alexan
der and Killefer, O’Farrell.
Brooklyn 000 0 0 2 0 1 2—B 6 2
Philadelphia .. 00 00 1 00 0 0--V 7 1
Batteries Mammaux and Miller;
Meadows and Tragresser.
New York 0 2 5 3 1 00 0 0-11 8 1
Boston 0 4 0 0 1 0030- 811 1
Batteries Douglas, Hubbell and
Smith; Fllllnglm and O’Neill.
Cincinnati at Pittsburg; rain.
NEW YORK, June —Twenty-nine
years ago out in San Francisco anew
fighter by the name of George Lavigne
landed from Michigan. He was matched
to fight Joe Soto, the featherweight cham
pion of California. It was the first real
prize fight that the writer had ever seen.
What a fight It was! Igivigne at that
time was 21 years of age. He fought
the clever Soto to a standstill, and at the
end of the thirtieth round the champion
got up out of his choir and, with his
broken hands raised high, said: "Gentle
men, I can go no further.”
Lavigne, In the other corner, like a
chained bulldog, wus held back. H
wanted to finish bis man. He wasn't
satisfied with Just a win.
Davigne went east after that and made
his name.
Now we hear that Joe Soto wants to
"come back.” Joe is 60 ypars of age and
challenges any featherweight In the world
at 122 pounds ringside. He wants to
prove to the world that a kid of his age
la still there.
Marion Salazar got all hopped up about
swell matches the other (lay and dealt
out the following:
For Heavyweight Championship of the
World—John L. Sullivan vs. James J.
For Middleweight Championship Bob
Fitzsimmons vs. Lcs Darcy.
For Welterweight Championship—Joe
Walcott vs. Tommy Kyan.
For Lightweight Championship—Joe
Gans vs. Benny Leonard.
For Featherweight Championship—
George Dixon vs. Abe Attell.
For Bantamweight Championship—
Jimmy Barry vs. Johnny Coulon.
The big match for my second show
ordinarily would be Bob Fitzsimmons vs.
Jack Dempsey, the present heavyweight
champion, but I've already classified Bob
as a middleweight, for Bob at one time
could box iu either class, so I'll make a
substitution and arrange my second show
as follows:
Heavyweights—Jack Dempsey vs. Jim
Middleweights—Stanley Ketehel vs. the
original Jack Dempsey, the Nonpareil.
Welterweights “Mysterious” Billy
Smith vs. Jimmy Clabby. (Clabby was
the welterweight champion until he grew
into a middleweight.)
Lightweights—Battling Nelson vs. Kid
Featherweights—Young Corbett vs.
Johnny Kilbane.
Bantamweights—Kid Williams vs.
Frankie Neil.
Dear Tad —Some years ago when Ernest
Roeber was wrestling ehampiou he was
playing at the Grand Opera house and
offering $25 to any one be failed to throw
in fifteen .minutes.
At that time Sam Fitzpatrick had a
Duesenberg Racers
Entered in Eastern
Event at Uniontown
Will Compete as Indianapolis-
Made Cars in All Races
■ This Season.
The Duesenberg raq.e cars which showed
so well in the Indianapolis 500-mile race,
winning third, fourth and sixth place,
will be entered in the Uniontown, (Fa.)
races, June 19.
The Duesenberg cars have been shipped
back to Elizabeth, N. J., to be prepared
for that race and for the races at Ta
coma, Wash., in July.
These cars will be entered in both
races as Indianapolis-made cars and in
all other racing contests this season.
Aside from the further perfecting of
his race cars, Fred Duesenberg immedi
ately will get to work on the details of
his new Duesenberg automobile to be
manufactured in Indianapolis, and which
will be equipped with the *‘Elght-in-a-
Row" motor.
Officials of the company with build
ing engineers visited the site at Harding
and Washington streets during the week
and got the first ideas of the building
of the factory.
Kirk-Gipson Match Race
Feature of Cycle Event
The third bicycle race card of the sea
son was to be staged at Riverside park
this afternoon under the direction of
Chnrles E. Wchr, Indiana representative"
of the National Cycling association.
There were five race* on the program
and all of them promised clever entertain
ment for the fans.
A special three-mile match race between
Ivy Gipson and Leonard Kirk was to be
the feature attraction.
The other races were as follows: Six-'
mile handicap for boys over IS years of
age; six-mile handicap for boys under 18
years of age; three-mile Boy Scout handi- ‘
cap and a three-mile old timers’ open
a vent.
Tom Gibbons Points
Career Toward Bout
for HeavyJjaurels
Mike's Brother Abroad to
Start Campaign He Hopes
Will Get Results.
International News Sport* Editor.
NEW YORK, June C—Among the
rlngsters who covet the crown worn by
Jack Dempsey are two of the world's
greatest boxers
One Is Georges Carpentler, you will
say, and you will bo correct. The.
other - / He Is nobody but Tommy Gib
bons, brother of the famous St Paul
"Phantom," who Is getting ready to
make a vigorous campaign for honors in
the heavyweight division.
Gibbons is a counterpart of his
brother Michael, only bigger of bone and
proportionately better set up And be
fs a “boxiu' fool," according to a score
or more of America’s beat performers In
the class that does anywhere from 160
to 170 ringside.
"But Gibbons is a light heavyweight
and has no business in the heavyweight
division," you are apt to exclaim.
Forget it. Gibbous is a strapping,
clean-limbe 1, hard-muscled 170-pounder.
He Is as heavy as Georges Carpentler and
those who know him best doubt very
much whether the famous Georges could
show him anything in the line of fistic
Tommy Oihbons has all the science,
footwork and ring generalship that won
his brother Mike recognition as one of
the greatest boiers the game has ever
known. With these assets as a ringstcr
he has more weight and a much stouter
Like Michael, the younger Gibbons Is
a modest, retiring and gentlemanly chap.
There Isn't a boastful bone In his body
and he doesn't like to make claims tor
himself. Recently, while In New York,
lust before sailing for England to seek
laurels among the blffers on the other
side of the pond. Tommy made this ad
‘‘Well, you see. I’ve outgrown the mid
dleweight class I'm a strong, light
heavyweight right now and I can step
Into the ring at 170 pounds without
carrying any excess flesh.
-In the years that I’ve been boxing,
meeting all the good ones, and during
(he years I boxed almost daily with
Mike* I believe I’ve learned ■ f "
rudiments of fisticuffs and I feel pretty
confident that none of the lignteia i.
day can teach me any new tricks. If
thev can I should like to learn them.
“When Georges Carpentier came to the
United States 1 had hopes that I might
get an opportunity to meet him. Nothing
heavyweight tighter by the name of
He took Coughlin down to Hie theater
one night to grab ltoeber's twenty-five.
Itoeher got hold of the big Mick and
threw him down on his hands and knees.
Coughlin got hold of the edge of the
mat with bis mouth and held on until the
time was up. After the bout was over
he would not let go of tlu mat. Fitz
thought he had lockjaw, and no called an
ambulance and spnt Con to the hospital
with the mat in his teeth.
Tho doctor there looked him over and
said: "I think I will have to operate on
his jaw.”
Coughlin said, “No you wont. Make
them give me the $25 and I wilt let go
of the mat.” Your friend.
Torn O'Rourke says that the night Dcs
eamps watched Fred Fulton box in Paris
the Frenchman's eyes stuck out bo far
you could have hung a hat on them.
Dcsearnpa loves 'Virpentier like a brother
and is one of the most careful match
makers Jn the world.
"I nsked him after the bout if he
w’ould let Carpentier box Fred.” said
Tom, smiling. "He fork off his hat anil,
waving It In the air. walked up and
down, saying, ‘Non! Non! Non! Ees too
beeg, too beeg!”
When Jim Jeffries was touring the
country under the management of Harry
Frazis* he stopped at the Albany hotel
here for Ihe New York show. Sam Berger
was Jim's sparring partner and looked
to be about the same size as Jeff except
for the shoulders.
"One night," says Frazeo, “a fellow,
who was pretty well ginned up, gave
Berger a hard look and edged over to
ward him, humping him as he passed.
Same, knowing that the bird was a bit
under the weather, didn’t pay much at
tention to him and walked to the ele
vator to go upstairs. Standing by the
lift the guy bumped Sam again. Sam
chipped him on the chin and the stew
dropped. He scrambled to his feet as
the elevator door opened and both got In.
Once again he bothered Sam and once
again Sam socked him on the chin. The
soak flopped again, but was right up.
At the sixth floor Sam got out. The
stew, leaning out of the elevator door,
yelled as Sam went down the hall:
” 'Hey. Jeffries, you’re a h of a
fighter. Ya can't knock me out, what
<hance ya got with Johnson?”
You know that Jim Corbett is 53 years
of age. don't you? He looks like John
Barrymore on the screen, too. His am
bition now is to box four rounds with
whoever is heavyweight champion of the
world the day he Is 60 years old. He
says that Billy Muldoon is past 70 and
still going strong. Will it not he possi
ble for him at 00 to jab and feint a guy
for four rounds?
NEW YORK, June 5, —Ichiya Kumagae
of Japan defeated Vincent Richards of
Yonkers in the final round of the cham
pionship tennis tourney of eastern New
York state here Friday. The score was
— l, ®~ 6 ' 6t ' ®—*•
Record Field Competes in Con
ference Track Tourney.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June s.—The
track and field supremacy of the west
ern conference was to be decided here
today, following yesterday’s elimination
trials. Twenty-five colleges and univer
sities were represented.
The meet ’promised to be one of the
greatest in history, and interest was at
a higher pitch this year than ever before,
as the American Olympic committee is
to consider the marks set today in pick
ing the athletes who are to represent this
country in the track and field division of
the Olympic games at Antwerp. *
The all-star University of Illinois team
was a slight favorite to win today, with
Wisconsin and Notre Dame figured as
strong contenders and with a cliance to
step up and cop the victory. .The crack
five-man team from the University of
California was also picked to score heav
ily. This .ttyuu has made a remarkable
showing in the eastern collegiate games.
Jack Merchant, star of the squad, was
slated to take points in the broad jump,
hammer and javelin throws.
Johnson, the all-around star of Mich
igan university, was to compete only in
the broad jump, because of early season
injuries that have not healed properly,
lie led all contestants in the broad jump
trials yesterday with a mark of 23 feet
Hoffman of Michigan established anew
record in the javelin throw yesterday
when he heaved the shaft 170 feet and 9
inches. The old record was 1(54 feet and
11 inches, set by Griffith of Ohio last
Kasper of Notre Dame crossed the
dopesters' s’gnaks yesterday in the trials
when h defeated Hendrickson. California,
in the first heat of the 440-yard dash, in
:50 3-5. Meehan, another Notre Dame
man, won the first 'neat of the SSO-yard
The best mark In the shot-put trials
was made by Dale of Nebraska. Higgins
of California was best In the discus
failed Press Sports Editor.
NEW YORK, June s.—Babe Rutfa was
swinging two of his “tiny clubs’’ wait
ing bis chance for another one yesterday
when Bob Met.sel hit one in the right
field bleachers.
"Babe, he’s stealing yoor stuff!" a fan
yelled at the swat king.
The desire to steal Ruth's stuff has be
come an obsession In the American
league. The swatters of Ban Johnson's
circuit have been on it two week s slug
ging spree in a drive that promises un
heard of records.
Since May 17, when tbe debauch with
the stick started, the sod and the stands
of the Junior league parks have been
would suit me better, for X can’t see
where I have any reason to fear any man
of my own weight and Carpentler Is
supposed to be a 170-pound man.
’ But I guess I'll have to wait a while
before I can get into the ring with
Georges, and meanwhile I'm going to
England to meet ail the good fighters
they have over there If I ran get
matches with them. Later, when I come
back to the state*, it Is my intention to
challenge Jack Dempsey, for i nui go
ing to Jump right into the heavyweight
class as soon as I land in England. 1
hope to get on with Joe Beckett and
Bombardier Wells. I'll take on anybody
they've got."
Gibbons, you see, isn't boastful. He
merely has confidence in his ability and
he Uu't afraid of any man living.
Gibbons und Eddie Kane, liis genial
manager, have taken the long way around
In startlug their campaign for a battle
with Itempsey. in which they have shown
excellent Judgment, for tb reason that if
Tommy succeeds in beating a number of
English heavyweights, he will have won
hi* spurs s a heavyweight fighter be
fore he tosses his hat into the ring on
this side of the pond.
Just before sailing for Europe Gibbons
defeated Harry Greb, tbe Pittsburg bat
tler, in * ten-round bout In the Smoky
City. Every paper 1n Pittsburg gave the
St. Paul list! credit for a rlean cut vic
tory. And here s a tlpoff on how clever
he Is :
Jack Dillon, who was the best light
heavyweight in toe world only a short
two years ago. recently said of Greb:
* “That man is the doggonest box
fighter I ever saw. When I met him last
I touched him only twice—ouee when I
shook hands with him before the first
round and again when he Bhook hands
after it was all over."
And Gibbons made Greb think a bat
tery of seventy-fives was shooting gloves
at him. That s something to cogitate on.
Pitching , Plus Good
Fielding, Is System
Barrow Tries For
Red Sox, Rated Low at Start,
Are Keeping in Race.
NEW YORIJ, June B.—Manager Ed
Barrow of the lied Sox, attributes the
success of the Bostouose largely to fine
Prior to the opening of the season
the Barrowitee were not classed among
the stronger clubs of the American league
by the critics.
Even the Boston writers failed to find
anything In the Sox to enthuse about.
Despite gloomy forecasts Manager
Harrow and bis players sawed wood and
said nothing. Here was Barrow’s chance
to break In as n “miracle man." And
he “busted” right In, though he Isn't
tooting his own horn.
“I think we’ll be in the race all th
way,” said Barrow recently. “So far the
success of tho club has been the result
of fine pitching plus good defensive
strength. I have always maintained that
any club with bidding ability and the
willingness to do what its manager di
rects Is going to win games If the pitch
ing holds up. That’s what the Red Sox
have been doing.
"Look at Joe Rush, Last season he
pitched only tight Innings for us all
sr.mmer—two innings in one. game and
six In another. This year he has been
a whiz. I’m working Bush moderately,
for I have plenty of pitching materb'l.
“Allan Russell, Waite Hoyt, Herb
Pennoek and Harry Harper have all
been in shape since the bell rang and
all have, pitched good baseball. They
comprise*my regular staff and you see
I can afford to work them without over
strain. With the exception of a ten
dency to tire in the late Innings of a
game on the part of several of the
pitchers, the work of the staff as a
whole has so far been above criticism.
"Before the season opened I knew that
my infield was going to play good base
ball. And I was pretty sure of my
outfield, too. Harry Hooper has entire
ly recovered from the attack of influ
enza that hurt his playing last year.
Tim Hendryx, who led the batters of the
American association in 1910,. is going
good for us, and Mike Menoskey, who
came to us from Washington, is living
up to my fondest hopes.”
Barrow is not In line with the host of
so-called experts who believe that the
Cleveland Spokes should win the Amer
ican league pennant. Speaking of the
race, he said :
"I don’t see how the Cleveland club
is going to beat out the White Sox and
"As I said before, I'm making no pre
dictions as to where the Red Sox will
In short. Barrow refuses to take any
credit publicly for what the Red Sox
have done so far. He believes he has a
well-balanced team and he believes it
will be among the teams that the pen
nant winners will have to beat, but he is
too modest to laud bis own club with
out mentioning seveoal others, and his
comparison of Chicago and Cleveland is
an absolutely honest one.
Oh, the poor, weak hurler’s nervous when the big Babe comes to bat
And the outfield says a prayer or two and lets it go at that.
Peeking “monkeys" in the scoreboard pull their heads in through the holes,
And the barbers in the streets beyond start shinning up their poles.
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Every hurler in the bull pen hides his face behind his bat,
Wishing he could trade his right arm for a high class army “gat."
But the danger’s over sudden when Babe takes his mighty clout—
Either it’s a mile-long wallop or a murderin’ strikeout.
It’s a different proposition, tho’, when Tyrus makes his bow,
For the whole darned team is wond’rin’, “What's he gonna pull off now?
Will he bunt or hit a double? After that what will he do?
Will he pilfer all the bases and the pitcher’s brass tipped shoe?
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Will he try to score from first on a puny infield hit —
What’s he smiling straight at Hughie for?" The pitcher’s near a fit,
And the catcher, fielders, coaches, try to guess just where they’re a..
For the whole darned team is worried when Ty Raymond comes to bat
dented with 201 doubles, 67 triples and
CO home runs.
Connie Mack s ball yard seemed to be
the most popular stage for murdering
the hall, when nineteen homers were
poled out in eleven days, but that mark
has become almost insignificant since last
Sunday, when the Polo Grounds chapter
of the Royal Order of Swat started ta
king in candidates. In six days the pill
hjs been bit for the full circuit twenty
one times.
Ruth must be whispering things in the
ear> of the Yanks, for every one of the
regulars. Muddy Rnehl of the reserves
and Jack Quinn of the burlers. have be
come at least first-degree members of the
Home Run club. They are leading the
league, with twenty-nine bomers, which
ie more than they knocked out in the
entire season of 1913 and more than one
half of the forty-five they hit in 1&19.
The Municipal league six-ln-a-row mo
tor has been acting up badly for the last
two weeks and if some expert organizing
mechanic like Carl Callahan or It. Walter
Jarvis doesn't come to the rescue shortly
we are going to' have an Indianapolis
Amateur Baseball association without a
Sunday afternoon league The Militaries
couldn't get going this year and rather
than live in the cellar they dropped out
of the loop. That was two weeks ago.
Since then the Rectors and Saxons have
Jumped." and the Turners. Chrlstamores
and spades are about ready to call the
league a fizzle and start booking inde
pendent game*. Something's got to be
done. New teams must be registered to
take the place of the “outlaws," or the
league must be officially closed and the
Turners. leaders at this date, awarded
the championship so that they can play
In the city title series.
Strengthened by the addition of Gold,
cati her. and Flynn, shortstop, the In
dlanapolls Belmonts will take on the
Quincy Independents at Quincy Sunday.
All players must report at the Union
station at 7:30 a. m.
The Indiana Dally Time* team will meet
Aker'S last American Express club Sun
day at Falrvlew park In what should be
one of the classiest contests of the sea
son. The Times amateur nine is In great
shape, and, with Stevens In the box and
Caldwell behind the plate, are dopted to
hang one on the Expressers. The news
paper club is booking games with the
fastest independent teams in the state and
those with open dates are requested to
address Earl McKee, Indiana Daily
All Rector A. C. players should report
at Kentucky avenue and Morris street at
noon tomorrow. They stack up against
West Newton.
The Indianapolis Senators will play at
Danville tomorrow. All players arc re
quested to report at the Terminal station
at 10:30.
The Rupp Independents still have the
chip on their shoulder and arc waiting
for the Merits, Tigers, Senators, Turners
or any other club in the city to knock
It off.
Notre Dame Stars Make
Bid for Olympic Team
SOFTH BEND, Ind.. June s.—Notre
Dame will be represented in the Olympic
tryouts in Chicago, June 2d. by two na
tional champions, Bill Hayes, sprinter,
and Johnny Murphy, high jumper.
On the same day Desch, national low
hurdle champion, will compete at Phila
The three men nre not eligible to com
pete In the western conference games be
cause they are freshmen at Notro Dame.
If Kasper. Burke nnd Meehan of Notre
Dame win their events at Ann Arbor to
morrow they will also bo entered in the
Chicago tryouts.
Wabash Gets Ruth Bug
and Ties DePauw Series
GREENCASTLE. Ind., June s.—Wa
bash evened the count on DePauw Fri
day afternoon, winning the game, 7 to 4.
Home runs by Wabash players account
ed for the winning tallies. In the first
inning a homer with two men on the
sacks accounted for three runs.
Two move homers were made by Wa
bash before the game terminated.
Both teams have now won two games,
one having been a tie, which means an
other contest will have to be played to
decide the supremacy between the two
Stars in Marathon
NEW YORK, June 5.—A high-class
field of distance runners from Chicago,
Pittsburg, Buffalo, Washington, Phila
delphia, New York nnd Boston, was list
ed to start in the full distance marathon
race, which was to be the feature of the
annual spring games of the New York
Athletic club at Travis Island today.
Harvard Net Captain
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June s.—Leon
Detoirenne of Seattle was unanimously
elected captain of the Harvard tennis
team at a meeting held today.
Yacht Series Halted
NEWPORT, R. 1., June s.—With the
Resolute at Bristol where she will have
anew steel mast stepped 'n place and her
riarging completely overhauled the series
between the cup defenders has been
halted until Monday.
NEW YORK, June s.—Forest W. Me-
Nelr of Houston, Tex., has been chosen
a member of the American Olympic trap
shooting team in place of C. M. Powers
of Decatur, 111., who Is unable to make
the trip, the American Trapshooting aa
socaltion announced here Friday.
Tris Speaker Hits
.397 and Hornsby Is
Going Big With .392
Jackson, Hendryx and Robert
son Others High in
Major Batting.
Both major leagues are racing nose
to nose for batting honors In tb aver
ages including last Wednesday’s games.
There is Tris Speaker, manager of the
Cleveland Indians. leading the American
league with an average of .397, gained
by fifty-eight hits out of 146 times at
Rogers Hornsby, the star of the Cards,
leads the National league with .392, re
sulting from sixty-five hits out of 166
trips to the p'ate.
Behind Speaker is his veteran first
hnseman, Doe Johnston, with .352; Joe
Jackson, White Sox, .371; Hendryx. Bos
ton, .358, and Judge, Washington, .352.
Dave Robertson of the Cubs is sec
ond in the National with 370, and then
< "me three of the champion Reds, Helnle
Groh. .361; Jake Daubert. .346, and Ed
Roush, .333.
Jim Bagby, Cleveland, leads the Ameri
can league hurirrs with nine games won
and one lost for .900. Jack Quinn. New
York, is second with eight won and one
lost; Lefty Williams, Chicago, nine won
and two lost; Coveleskie. Cleveland,
eight won, two lost.
Alexander tops the National league
pitchers with eleven won and two lost;
Heather. Cincinnati, nine won and two
lost; Vaughn, Chicago, seven won and
two lost, and Grimes, Brook!vn, six won
and two lost.
Del Gainor. the Milwaukee star, threat
ens to grab the hatting lead of the Amer
ican association from Ben Tlncup, the
Louisville pitcher. Tincup retains the
lead this week with an average of .400 for
twenty-five games, with Gainor in sec
ond position with an average of .386.
Gainor has been on a batting streak,
having connected with forty-nine hits in
thirty-seven games. He has made five
homers, but Bunny Brief, of Kansas City,
tops the home run hitters with seven.
Rapp, of St. Paul, is giving Leo Dres
sen, his teammate, a tight for base steal
ing honors. Dressen has stolen eighteen,
while Rapp is four behind him. J. Kel
ly, of Toledo, Is trailing them with
Other leading batters: Wlckiand. To
ledo, .377; Henry. Columbus, .360: Hart
ley, Columbus, .329: Butler, Milwaukee,
.329: Berghammer. St. Paul. .326; Wade.
Minneapolis, .327; Good. 'Kansas City,
Title to Michigan
MADISON, Wls., June s.—Michigan
clinched the Western Conference baseball
championship Friday by defeating Wis
consin in a ten-inning game, 8 to 4.
Wisconsin twice came from behind and
tied the score, but Miller weakened in
the tenth and allowed four tallies.
Knode’s home run, scoring Schiedler,
gave Michigan its first two runs.
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Centennial Event Draws 120
Entires—Baseball Post
Glen Klein, chairman of the registration
committee for the centennial track and
field meet at Willard park Monday morn
ing, announced this morning that 120 en
tries have been filed by the leading ama
teur athletes of the city and the stage is
set for one of the best track shows of the
Frank Garten, Perry Nichols, Paul
Koehring, Reagan Naney, Guy Wachstet
ter and several other star athletes have
been entered by the Indianapolis Athletic
and Canoe club, and indications are that
they will cop the team honors.
Koehring, one of the best one and two
mile runners in this part of the country,
Is in great shape, and is going after low
marks In the distance events.
Garten, former Manual High school
athlete, is a good all-around man and has
a good chance to cop the prize up for tile
high individual point winner.
The Y. M. C. A., American Gymnastic
union. Independent Athletic club, Y. M.
H. A., Debonair club, Ferndale A. C.,
Roy scouts and several other organiza
tions will be represented by strong
squads. There will also be a large field
of unattached athletes.
The centennial amateur baseball pro-
for Monday afternoon
o ersl , de P ark > bas been postponed
R?' J,,l y •*. due to the fart
mat the Indianapolis factories and busi
pess concerns tepreseured by teams in
the I. A. B. A. are not to close Monday.
Steak and Potatoes for
Mr. and Mrs. Ruth Keep
the Home Runs Coming
TORK, June s.—When Mrs. Babe
Ruth Is satided that the “Babe’’ has
made his last home run for the day
ana you can’t be sure he has made his
last one until the ump starts for the
clubhouse—she goes down to meet him
and escort him prpudly to the hotel,
they ait themselves down to steak
and fried potatoes.
They’re alwavs hungry, Mrs. Ruth
says, after the day’s work.
that hen BhS SayS “ they ” Bh ® means Just
“Why, I work Just as hard as Babe
does, she said after he had made his
fifteenth fence-buster for the season.
“I m up to the ball park every dav,
and it takes a lot of my time. When the
afternoon’s work is ove'r we’re both worn
out and starved to death, so we dash to
the hotel as fast as we can, and then,
after the steak and potatoes, we get out
on some nice, cool road.
“Babe," she said, “says there’s two
sides to his head. One of them is for
baseball and the other is for me. And
I love baseball enough to divide, any
Brighter Athletic Days
Seen for Butler College
at Banquet of ‘B’ Men
Additional plans were outlined for a
bigger and better Butler college
organization at the first annual banquet
of tbe “B” association at the Columbia
club Thursday.
Short talks were made by Athl tic Di
rector Page, Cullen Thomas, former But
ler coach; John Atherton, business agent
of the college, and several other promi
nent men who are now connected with
or have been connected with the Irving
ton Institution in the past.
All promised the athletes their sup
port and urged them to get set for the
program of hard work that has been
mapped out.
R. F. Davidson was elected
of the association for the coming year
and Justice Paul was chosen secretary
Following the celebration. Coach Page
and his star track men. Draper and Doo
little, left for Ann Arbor, Mich., for the
western conference track meet.
Draper was expected to register points
In the half-mile run today and Doolittle
was believed to have a good chance to
bring honor to Butler in the one and
two-mile events.
lowa Shoot Closes
PES MOINES. la., June 5.—A1l first
honors in the annual state trap shooting
tournament went to lowa men at the
close of the meet yesterday.
W. S. Hoon of Jewell led the list, tak
ing three of the four trophies—the state
amateur championship, the amateur mjJß|
score, and the Longrrun trophy. j
L. B. Maytag. Newton, took the fourth!
trophy, having won the emblem of the”
state double championship Monday.
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